encourage anyone to give it a go.’ Eden Cup & Murchie Lerner, Kettering. ship, Oxford BC. Dec 6, OBA
Middlesex Finally, here’s another reminder that Wed Oct 17, Wednesday Winter League, Management meeting, venue TBA. Sun
www.middlesexbridge.co.uk next year’s Norfolk Congress is relocating Northampton. Sun Oct 28, Lakeland Jan 27, Swiss Teams Championship.
to Wensum Valley Golf Club in Taver- Trophy, Stamford. Sun Oct 28, Kettering Tues Jan 29, Pro-Am Tournament,
CONGRATULATIONS to ham, near Norwich and just off the A47, Trophy, Kettering. Sat Nov 10, Saturday Oxford BC.
Heather Dhondy, Nevena from April 5-7 2013. Put it in your new Winter League, Stamford. Wed Nov 21,
Senior and Nicola Smith EBU diary! Wednesday Winter League, Northamp-
for winning the gold
ton. Sun Dec 2, Porch Trophy, Kettering.
medal in the Women’s www.somersetbridge.org.uk
Series at the World Mind North East
Nottinghamshire A NEW Pairs League will
Sports Games. As well as www.neba.co.uk be introduced next year
providing half the players, www.bridgewebs.com/nottinghamshire commencing March 2013.
Middlesex also contributed the team THE NEBA Northern
Swiss Pairs was won by THE Series of Multiple-Teams Events, This event will be open to
captain, Jeremy Dhondy, and the coach, all pairs but will be partic-
Gill Gold – Ray Green, suggested at the 2011 AGM and held on
David Burn. ularly important for those
with Simon Hedley – the last Wednesdays in each of April,
Well done to Anne Rosen, Neil Rosen wishing to be selected for the county.
Mary Page finishing as May and June, was a success with a total
and Simon Cope for winning the The event will be run by the County
runners up. of 55 players, forming ten teams, par-
Hubert Phillips Bowl (see page 45). Selection Committee and full details will
The NEBA Summer Pairs was won by ticipating. The series was won by Julia
Congratulations to Ray Robinson be published .
Nigel and Pauline Durie, with Frank Staniforth, Roger Stock, Steve Mulligan,
and Jerry Harouni who were part of the Congratulations to the Taunton
and Janet Springett 2nd. In July the Bill Milligan, Mary Cook and Bernard
winning team in the ‘A’ Final of the Bridge Club A team of Heinz Brunsch,
NEBA A and B teams played the Annual Moore from Retford, with Ian Dovey,
Swiss Teams at the Brighton Summer Jackie Waters, Sheila Coda and Roger
Match against Scotland Eastern District Shirley Ashtari, Tim Anderson, Bernard
Congress. Simon Cope won the ‘B’ Final, Sweet who played a team from Garforth
with mixed results. The A Team had a Scanlon, David and Judy Cadwallader
with Basil Letts and Shivam Shah BC (Yorkshire) in the final of the
narrow 2 IMP win while the B team lost from West Bridgford 2nd.
coming 2nd. NICKO Plate and won. Well done team.
by the same margin. Diary dates: the programme of
Diary dates: Oct 21, Newcomers In the Brighton Swiss Pairs Dave
In the EBU Summer Congress, held at events for the new season will appear on
Pairs, Navnat, 1pm. Nov 4, Ranked Latchem – Sheila Coda came a credit-
Scarborough, Clive Owen playing with the NCBA website.
Masters Pairs, Oshwal Bridge Club, able 42nd out of 289 pairs. The last four
2pm. Nov 10-11, Middlesex Congress, John Holland won the Congress Pairs.
Cramlington Bridge Club held their matches saw them only losing 7 VPs
Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, Oxfordshire making a total of 73 out of a possible 80.
12pm. Nov 25, Senior Pairs, Pinner popular Pairs Congress in August; first
prize was won by Steve and Georgia Ray www.oxfordshirebridge.co.uk Diary dates: Sat Oct 13, County
Bridge Club, 2pm. There is also a Mixed Teams, Street. Sun Nov 25, County
number of Mixed Pairs and Champion- with Margaret McCabe – Marion Curran OXFORDSHIRE’S Freddie
claiming 2nd place. Swiss Teams, Woolavington. Sun Dec 2,
ship Pairs heats. For full details please Illingworth and Alex
Club Teams of Eight, Woolavington.
visit the county website which has an Roberts, who were selected
extensive competitions calendar. Northamptonshire to play for the Under-20
England team in the World Staffs and Shrops
www.northantsbridge.info/ Youth Champion ships in www.staffsandshrops.org.uk
Norfolk THE Eden Cup and China, acquitted themselves extremely
well, only losing to Poland (considered The Midland Team Chal-
www.bridgewebs.com/norfolk/ Murchie Lerner will
the strongest team) in the quarter-final. lenge Bowl was won by our
take place at Ketter-
WE are sorry to report the Neither of them had played in a World county, the victorious
ing Bridge Club on Sunday October 14,
sad death of leading Championship event before (see page team being Geoff Davies,
starting at 1pm. The afternoon session
Norfolk bridge player and 16). Robin Adey, John Day and
will be a qualifier with the top 14 pairs
County Team Captain At the Brighton Congress, Aleksandar Geoff Feltblower. Dan Crofts won the
playing for the Eden Cup and the others
David Newstead at the age Lishkov, Norman Gascoyne, Peter Swiss Pairs at the Nottingham One-Day
for the Murchie Lerner. Entries to Jim
of 67 after a long illness. Finbow and Carol Benzie came 2nd in Green-pointed Event.
David, who played at the Norfolk & the One-Day Swiss Teams on the first Deauville was a good tournament for
The Lakeland, the inter-club teams of
Norwich Club and represented the Sunday. Denis and Kathy Talbot reached Justin and Paul Hackett who finished
eight event, will be taking place at
county at regional and national level for 5th place in A Final of the Seniors’ Pairs. 2nd in the Handicap and also 2nd in the
Stamford BC on Sunday October 28,
over thirty years, won the inaugural Lorna Swadling – Alastair Gidman Tournoi des Champions. In the Seniors at
starting at 1pm; the winners will re-
Gerard Faulkner Seniors KO Trophy in reached 5th place in both Sunday and the Mind Sports Games, Paul reached
present the county in the Garden Cities
2003 in a team with Gerard himself, Monday Open Pairs, and 4th place in the round of 16, where his team lost to
Trophy. On the same day, the Kettering
Roger Amey and David Dickson, and the Tuesday Open Pairs. Congratula- Poland by 8 IMPs.
Trophy for teams of four will be held at
had been due to play in the final in July Kettering BC, starting at 1pm. Entries to tions to Judy Wesselbaum – Ruth Kim
this year. Long-term friend and fellow Jim Bainbridge. Kettering BC’s Porch on winning the Next Step Swiss Pairs Suffolk
player Roger Amey said: ‘It’s a great loss Trophy will be held on Sunday Dec- from a field of 46 pairs. Tim Dickinson
to Norfolk bridge and David’s many ember 2, starting at 1pm. Entries to – Rob Dixon were runners-up in the www.suffolkbridge.co.uk
friends in the county and beyond. We Colin Tuton. Thursday Open Pairs. Chris Cooper and THE Winter League finally
send our condolences to his wife Jan, Congratulations to various county partner won Friday’s Open Pairs. From a drew to a close, with
son Tom and daughter Becky.’ members in national events: Robert field of 36 pairs, Matthew Covill – Barbara Barker, Elaine
In county events Eileen Townsend – Miller – Ufuk Cotuk won the Northants Aleksandar Lishkov finished joint 2nd Green, Ralph Parish, Paul
Andrew Brown scooped the Aylsham Green-pointed Swiss Pairs; Michael in the Stratified Swiss Pairs. Whetton beating Norman Less, Doc
Open Pairs in July. Julie and John Keogh, Stephen O’Kell, Alan Coker, Congratulations to Christopher and Lacey, Helen Mason, David Mathews in
Aspinall, plus Roger Amey partnering Doreen Simpson were 2nd in the Not- Erica Sheppard on winning the heat of the Division Two play-off final. Barker
Michael Whiting, triumphed in the tinghamshire Green Pointed Swiss Teams; the World-Wide Bridge Contest. Richard thus secured automatic promotion to
Kings Lynn Trophy Open Teams of Four Colin Porch – Amy Cherry were 2nd in Sills, Chair of Oxford Bridge Club, the Premier Division.
in August, romping home with 76 the Pre-Congress Pairs at Scarborough; presented them with the certificate from Kevin and Sara Willetts headed an
IMPS, a full 20 clear of the runners-up. Robert Miller – Jim Deacon 2nd in the the World Bridge Federation to the extremely tight finish to the Lang Cup
Some Norfolk players ventured fur- Teams Final at Scarborough. There were acclaim of all present. for married pairs. Just 7 match-points
ther afield, with Melvyn and Jeannette a number of successes at the Brighton The Seniors’ Pairs, which Dale separated the top six places without a tie
Pamplin from ABC attending the 46th Congress: Keith Nash – Simon Few were Thomas – Keith Goswell won in July, for any position. John and Janice
Brighton Pairs in August. OK, they came 2nd in the Sunday Open Pairs; Mark continues from September on the sec- Mortimer came 2nd, followed closely by
263rd out of 290, but wouldn’t have Hodgson, Robert Miller and Jim Deacon ond Monday of every month at Roke. Simon and Pauline Penn.
missed it for anything. ‘People were so won the Open Teams on Sunday; Diary dates: Sun Oct 14, Midland Paul Flavell – Joyce Wood won the
friendly,’ said Jeannette. ‘It’s the first Graham and Berry Hedley won the League v Notts (away). Sun Oct 28, Stokes Trophy in a well-attended Suffolk
time we’ve been to something like that Stratified Swiss Pairs. Social Swiss Teams Event, venue TBA. Seniors event at Clare; Anthony Haig-
and I thought it was brilliantly orga- Diary dates: Sat Oct 13, Saturday Tues Nov 13, County Pairs Heat, Oxford Thomas – Julian Lang won the Veterans’
nised and a wonderful experience. I’d Winter League, Stamford. Sun Oct 14, BC. Sun Nov 25, Swiss Pairs Champion- Prize; Ralph Parish – Paul Whetton
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